Avionics Technician, Engineering Technician, Instrumentation Technician, Test Technician
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Advanced Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics; Airborne Mission Systems Specialist; Airborne Mission Systems Specialist Journeyman, MC-130P; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, E-8; Bomber/Special Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Helper, B-1; Missile And Space Systems Electronic Maintenance; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Apprentice, C-5; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-21; Space Systems Operations Superintendent
AH-64 Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator; Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor; Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer; Armament/Electrical/Avionics Repair Supervisor; Automatic Test Systems Operator/Maintainer; Aviation Officer; Avionic Mechanic; MQ-1 Repairer; RQ-7 Repairer
A/F 37T-21 Aircraft Engine Components Test Stand; Aircraft Electronic Identification (IFF) IMA Technician; Aviation Electrician's Mate; Aviation Tactical Readiness Officer; E-2C Hawkeye 2000 Systems Organizational Initial Maintenance Technician; Electronic Installation and Maintenance Planning Officer (Aviation); Guided Missile Type Project Officer (Ship-Launched); MH-60S Systems Organizational Career Maintenance Technician; Space Acquisition Officer; TacMobile Maintenance System Technician
Space Systems Operations; Space Systems Operations Apprentice; Space Systems Operations Craftsman; Space Systems Operations Helper; Space Systems Operations Journeyman
What they do:
Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.
On the job, you would:
Test aircraft systems under simulated operational conditions, performing systems readiness tests and pre- and post-operational checkouts, to establish design or fabrication parameters.
Identify required data, data acquisition plans, and test parameters, setting up equipment to conform to these specifications.
Inspect, diagnose, maintain, and operate test setups and equipment to detect malfunctions.
Engineering and Technology
product and service development
Math and Science
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
manufacture and distribution of products
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
reading work related information
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
notice when problems happen
see hidden patterns
quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Program testing software
Operating system software
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or associate's degree usually needed